HC Deb 13 February 1951 vol 484 c39W
78. Sir R. Glyn

asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the position of apple wraps to be used for the storage of apples in gas chambers this coming season; and whether, in view of the large capital expenditure that has been made in the construction of refrigerated storage and the essential need to use oiled paper wraps in the process, he will take special steps to ensure that the quantities needed will be adequate to growers' requirements.

Mr. Rhodes

Supplies of apple wraps for the 1951 season will probably be as great as last year but will still not meet the demand, owing to raw material difficulties and the incidence of the defence programme. Special steps to ensure that apple-growers obtain all that they require could not be taken without prejudicing supplies for other essential uses.